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Watsonville Buddhist Temple is a Temple of the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji tradition of Buddhism. Jodo Shinshu began over 800 years ago in Japan, and is still headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, at the Nishi Hongwanji Main Temple. Our tradition is supported in the United States by Buddhist Churches of America (BCA). We are part of the Coast District of the BCA.

We strive to follow the path to enlightenment by preserving faith in the Three Treasures: Dharma (the teachings), Sangha (the people), and Buddha (the Enlightened One).

  • April 30 - Watsonville Bonsai Show 10 AM - 4 PM
    Sunday Service at 2 PM
    (Rev. Shinseki)
  • May 7 - Sunday/Shotsuki Hoyo Service at 2 PM (Rev. Shinseki)
  • May 14 - No Sunday Service
  • May 20 - Gotan-E Public Lecture from 2 PM - 4 PM
    with Rev. Sugihara
  • May 21 - Tri-Temple Gotan-E Service at 10am with Rev. Sugihara and Luncheon to Follow
  • May 28 - Memorial Day Services (Rev. Shinseki)
    9:00 AM - Pioneer Cemetery
    10:00 AM - PV Memorial Park Cemetery
    11:30 AM - San Juan Bautista Cemetery
  • June 4 - Japanese Service at
    9:30 AM with Rev. Matsubayashi & Sunday and Shotsuki Hoyo Service at 10 AM

  • Slideshows:
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